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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Neighborhood teens who have been part of this summer's New York Writers Coalition workshop read alongside lit stars as part of the tenth annual fest. The well-known adult authors helping to encourage

  1. Fort Greene Park Washington Park, between DeKalb and Myrtle Aves
  2. Sat Aug 23
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Vanessa Manko with Salman Rushdie

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Moving gracefully between Connecticut, Russia and Mexico, The Invention of Exile ruminates on the flux of home and family as one man fights to be reunited with his loved ones. Award-winning writer

  1. The powerHouse Arena 37 Main St, at Water St
  2. Mon Aug 25
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Word for Word Poetry

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Poet Tim Donnelly curates a special evening of poetry in the park, featuring the verses of Amber Atiya, Peter Gizzi, Cathy Park Hong and Dorothea Lasky.

  1. Bryant Park Reading Room W 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Tue Aug 26
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Where Are Jess Row and Justin Taylor?

  • Critics choice
  • Free

How well do you have to know a place before you can write about it? Two talented young authors consider this question and how place is inextricably linked to writing about identity and culture in

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Tue Aug 26
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